In geography a vale is a wide river valley, usually with a particularly wide flood plain or flat valley bottom. Vales commonly occur between the escarpment slopes of pairs of chalk downs, where the chalk dome has been eroded, exposing less resistant underlying rock, usually clay.

List of vales

*Vale Tunnel, Raytown, Missouri
*Blackmore Vale, Dorset, England
*Castle Vale, Birmingham, England
*Maida Vale, London, England
*Trent Vale, Staffordshire, England
*Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire, England
*Vale of Leven, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
*Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
*Vale of Siddim (biblical)
*Vale of York, Yorkshire, England
*Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire, England
*The Vale, Birmingham, England
*Vale of Kashmir, India

Political divisions (towns, cities, districts, counties) named Vale or containing Vale in their names include:

*United States of America
**Ballardvale, Massachusetts
**Cedar Vale, Kansas
**Kenton Vale, Kentucky
**La Vale, Maryland
**Meadow Vale, Kentucky
**Millvale, Pennsylvania
**Intervale, New Hampshire
**Montvale, New Jersey
**Northvale, New Jersey
**River Vale, New Jersey
**Sunnyvale, California
**Swissvale, Pennsylvania
**Union Vale, New York
**Vale, North Carolina
**Vale, Oregon
**Vale Township, Butte County, South Dakota
**(also note Vail, Colorado, spelled differently)

*United Kingdom
**Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England
**Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
**Vale of Glamorgan, Glamorgan, Wales
**Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire England
**Vale Royal, Cheshire, North West England

**Vale, Guernsey, parish of Guernsey

**Vale, Georgia

** Vale, Cluj, a village in Aluniş Commune, Cluj County
** Vale, Harghita, a village in Topliţa, Harghita County
** Vale, Sibiu, a village in Sălişte, Sibiu County

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